International quartet co-led by composers Mathias Ruppnig (drums) and Tom Berkmann (double bass) and also featuring Tony Tixier (piano, keyboards) and Ben van Gelder (alto sax). Eponymous debut album released on Whirlwind Recordings in March 2019.
"An excellent debut offering from Scopes. The music combines accessibility with adventurousness, the strong focus on melody enhanced by rhythmic inventiveness and imaginative soloing."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Guest contributor Trevor Bannister previews a performance of saxophonist and composer Mark Lockheart's "Days On Earth" suite at the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Arts Centre, Bracknell on 27/09/2019.
Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival, and performances by Ross Stanley, Karen Sharp, Stochelo Rosenberg, Rory Ingham and the Celtic Jazz Quartet. Photography by Bob Meyrick.